Requesting pictures of case bands and guilloche for wedding ring design

Benjamin E.

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My girlfriend and I are moving towards engagement and we're looking at designing wedding rings. She doesn't want a plain band and I would love to draw on engine turning for the design of the band (engine turned middle with thin plain borders on either side). The only case bands I have are plain or reeded, which she also doesn't want. I'm interested in seeing different types of engine turning, but if they're already incorporated into a case band that would be best for visualizing that pattern in the form of a ring. Does anyone have pictures that could help us, please?
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Dr. Jon

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Here are two that might be useful

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This is a late 1800's case

This is earlier.
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John Matthews

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Have you thought about using gold and platinum or rose gold and white gold? Like so ...

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with a delicate engine turned centre band.

John
 

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Hi, I have been thinking about this Ring idea; a problem is finding a Goldsmith who is willing to take on this project and possibly the enormous cost? I think that most Rings are made by Manufacturing Jewelers who would possibly not be keen to to take on a one off job? Best of luck in the future. Regards Ray
 

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It has been a long time but I suggest you contact a goldsmith who has a shop and is using a torch when you walk in. Most urban areas hve these people and they are rarely at street level.

When I got my wife's engagement ring I tried teh jewelers to change the setting. They wanted a lot of time and money and were dismssive about the stone. I found shop "upstairs in my small city. They did it in 1/3 the time for 1/3 the price and while nice about the stone pointed out an issues the others had missed.

For my wedding ring I saw something I liked at a fancy jeweler and went back our guy. We looked at some catalogs and they made me the ring I still have for about 1/3 the "street price.

It has been a few years but I am sure goldsmiths like this are still extant. My experience is that going direct to teh person who will make it is fun you get a fine product and the cost is less, a lot less than street retail.
 

Benjamin E.

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Thank you for all your recommendations! I'll run them by the power that be and give some proper responses when I'm more awake.
 

zedric

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Here’s a photo of my ring, which seems to be roughly the type you are thinking of. I was lucky enough to get this from a high street jeweller many years ago..

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